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Swell De Spirits TDL Trinidad Rum 2008


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Key Facts About This Rum

Bottler: Swell De Spirits

Founder: Michael Barbaria

Range: That's The Spirit #1

Distillery: TDL

Region: Trinidad

Distilled: October 2008

Matured: 11 years tropical and 3 years continental

Bottled: September 2023

Spirit: Heavy TDL rum

Cask: Bourbon cask

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 63.7%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 317 bottles

Bottle Size: 500ml

TDL Trinidad Rum 2008 Tasting Notes

Picture this: Line up the pieces of the model kit, open the shiny instructions and carefully glue the parts together to create an aircraft, let it dry and paint it before hanging it up with rope, ready to fly adventures.

Neat, without water

Colour: Chestnut

Nose: Apple crumble, raspberries, mango, coconut ice cream, banana split, pear drops, nail varnish remover, boat varnish, glueing and painting model aeroplanes, plus motorbike leathers.

Palate: A hit of esters with glue, paint, varnish, freshly printed magazines and rubber mats followed by banana fritters and apple snow, cardamom syrup.

Finish: Fudge giving way to chocolate mud cake.

With a few drops of water

Nose: More esters are revealed with water. Glue, paint, varnish, rubber, hairspray and glossy paper, plus milk chocolate bars, chilli dark chocolate, blueberries, mango pudding with double cream.

Palate: Overripe apples and bananas, glossy paper, a new comb, varnish, chocolate milkshake, clove balls, aniseed twists and cough sweets.

Finish: Chai tea and vanilla slice.

Overall: An exciting hot and spicy tot with esters singing in the glass.

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Meet The Founder

Michael Barbaria

Swell de Spirits was founded by Michael Barbaria in 2021. Michael's two great loves in life are exceptional spirits, and surfing. So he launched independent bottler Swell de Spirits to combine his love of both.

In a relatively short period Michael has made a big mark on the world of artisan spirits. And gained quite a fan base around the world. Rather than focus on one particular spirits category, Michael bottles them all - as he loves them all. From world whiskies, through rums, to cognacs and more. But what they all have in common is that they really are exceptional quality. Michael has an excellent palate and leans towards big flavour bombs. Each of his releases is beautifully present, and some of the label designs are works of pop art in their own right.